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Party Photographers and Post Post at Kung Fu Necktie June 23

Clamoring low fidelity rock is alive in Party Photographers. With singer Elisabeth Roger’s emphatic vocals wrapped in fuzz these guys fit well into the chick-singing-garage-pop crews like Las Robertas and Dum Dum Girls. They’ll be joined by darling indie pop youngsters Post Post. Now I am not going to lie, I am crushin’ pretty hard on this band. They are the musical personification of gummy cola bottles. (Remember those?) They write hooks like they are going out of style, and their energetic live show is contagious. Post Post’s Resident EP, the follow-up to their well-received debut EP Meta Meta, will be coming out on August 7, which should keep their star rising. These local up-and-comings will be performing tonight at KFN for a Phrequency.com showcase. Come see these bands in a cozy venue while you still can. Think about the future - not like the time you got that “dinosaurs with erections” half-sleeve. Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 Front St., 8pm, $8, 21+ - Adam G.
 

 

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The Dichotomy of The Homophones at FU Side Chapel June 22

David Byrne is my hero. I know him well. But how well can you really know someone that you've never met? I know him well enough to know that The Homophones’ Jason Ferraro knows him well as well. There is a certain theatrics in Farraro’s performance. It’s the kind of metamorphosis that Byrne would unfold on stage to his audience. And yes, some of those dance moves do look familiar. But with Malkovich-like intensity, he delivers classic gems like “you think you’re better than me/cause you got some fuckin’ degree/from a university like Emory” are lyrics worthy of the intellectual snobbery that it mocks. The Homophones’ music can sway, rock and enlighten you. It brings you back to the times when life was innocent and carefree, but it’s not afraid to slap you in the face with the uglier side of it, however, with a sense of humor. And that’s why you should be at the First Unitarian Side Chapel tonight. First Unitarian Side Chapel, 2125 Chestnut St., 8pm, $10, All Ages - Q.D. Tran
 

 

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XPN Drops Y-Rock from the Air

We were sad to see in the City Paper that XPN had experienced a bunch of layoffs which included Josh T. Landow, Y-Rock’s champion through all its media format changes in the past few years. Gone with Landow are the Wednesday-through-Friday evening on-air programs that Y-Rock contributed to the station. It amazes us with how quickly the indie rock scene is growing, especially in our own city, that we are still losing a voice in our own community. DIY maybe overused these days, but it still remains a necessary part in fostering the arts.
 
We have also received many emails regarding Roger LaMay’s statement on how he’s particular stoked about them starting a blog that is "100 percent focused on local music". Our response: What took you so long? We are glad that we are making an impact on our beloved music community and that more people are following in our footsteps. There are plenty of music lovers out there who can choose whatever they want to read. We all read different publications and blogs. We all read some of the same publications and blogs. And if you’ve been paying attention to what we write about, do you really think that whatever XPN’s blog with the “Philly-centric name” will actually cover the exact same shit that we do and in the way that we do it? We hope not. If they do, then we might have some beef. ;o) (Photo by Evan M. Lopez, City Paper) - The Deli Staff
 

 

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Preview The Roots’ How I Got Over for FREE & New Video "Dear God 2.0"

The Roots will be releasing their eleventh album How I Got Over tomorrow June 22. You can check out the entire album for FREE at their MySpace page. Standouts for me are "Dear God 2.0" (Jim James, Monster of Folk), "Radio Daze" (Blu, P.O.R.N., Dice Raw, Mercedes Martinez) and "Right On" (Joanna Newsom, Sugar Tongue Slim). I’m sorry. But is it really necessary to have two tracks with John Legend? Does listening to him ever make you feel like cutting yourself? Hehe…just wondering. Check out the new video above for "Dear God 2.0", which was directed by Jason Goldwatch. - H.M. Kauffman

 

 

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Thanks Again!

Just wanted to thank all who contributed to a fun, long Summer Solstice weekend. It started early Thursday evening with the private Punk Rock Payroll Potluck which included some tasty homemade dishes and intimate performances in PRP’s HQ/Frede’s living room with The Extraordinaires, The Armchairs and Chrissy Tashjian (Dangerous Ponies). Molestice also rocked like I knew it would! Special thanks to Delia, Erpel and Brendan for all your hard work in putting this event together and allowing me to do what I do best: picking bands that I’d like to hear and getting fucked up. Also much love to Chang Chang (watch out for those Four Locos, buddy - that shit will kill you), Hair Rocket (we can always count on you to bring the pyrotechnics), Attia Taylor ( for your sweet vocals and sharing your backline with the rest of the acts) and Rick(?) (for making and generously sharing your home-brewed kegs of Belgian-ish sour ale giving me a good reason to use my stolen Chimay glass from Brussels). Good times! Good Times! - Q.D. Tran
 

 

 

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